Best Nicknames for Trucks
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Here are some of the most popular and creative names for every type of truck out there.
Table of Contents
- How Popular Are Trucks?
- Most Popular Names for Trucks
- Boy Names for Trucks
- Girl Names for Trucks
- Gender-Neutral Names for Trucks
- Funny Names for Trucks
- Old Truck Names
- Work Truck Names
- What Should You Name a Truck?
- How to Name Your Truck?
- Are Trucks Worth Buying?
- Best Car Deals by Category
How Popular Are Trucks?
The most recent statistics (from 2021) show that around 18% of the U.S. driving population owns a truck, making them fairly popular.
Most Popular Names for Trucks
- Big Rig
- Iron Horse
Boy Names for Trucks
If you’re looking for a masculine, manly name for your truck, try one of these:
Girl Names for Trucks
Want a more feminine name for your truck? Here are a few:
Gender-Neutral Names for Trucks
For a gender-neutral truck name, try one from this list.
Funny Names for Trucks
Here are some great options if you want your truck’s nickname to reflect your sense of humor.
- Sir Hauls-A-Lot
- The Road Roarer
- The Mighty Lug-Nut
- The Asphalt Avenger
- The Tire Terror
- The Lugzilla
- The Mighty Mudskipper
- The Diesel Dinosaur
- The Mighty Mover Shaker
- The Rusty Rocket
Old Truck Names
If you have an older truck and want an appropriate name for it, check out this list.
- Old Blue
- Ol' Betsy
- Classic Charlie
- Vintage Vinny
- Old Reliable
- Retro Rosie
- Antique Annie
Work Truck Names
Is your truck your favorite co-worker? One of these work truck names may be for you.
- Heavy Duty Hank
- Tough Tom
- Mighty Hauler
- Reliable Rex
- Sturdy Steve
- Industrial Irene
- Gritty Grace
- Dependable Dan
- Durable Doug
What Should You Name a Truck?
What you should name your truck depends on what type of person you are, what kind of truck you’re driving, what the main purpose of your truck is, and how unique you want your truck name to be.
Some popular names include Truckzilla, Monster, and Bigfoot. Masculine truck names include Diesel and Titan, while feminine black car names include playful names like Luna and Willow. Gender-neutral names include Scout and Blaze, among others.
For a funny truck name, consider Sir Hauls-a-Lot and The Road Roarer. If you’re looking for a name for your classic pickup, try Rusty or Gramps. For your work truck, something like Workhorse or Heavy Duty Hank should be a great fit.
How to Name Your Truck?
To find the perfect name for your truck, you need to draw inspiration from your own personality as well as the look and type of your truck.
Any truck name should go along with your personality. After all, it’s your truck’s name.
If you’re a bit of a goofball, a funny car name could suit your vehicle well.
Since you’re going to be the one driving it, it’s important that you like your truck’s name. Change it if you need to until you find one that fits.
Car Type and Looks
The type and look of the truck that you have should also play into your decision.
For instance, a color-related name is always a good choice. Naming a white truck “Onyx” may seem like a bit of a mismatch (unless irony is what you’re going for, in which case, it’s a great choice!)
A name like “Ol’ Blue” or “Gramps” is perfect for a classic truck while a big, heavy-duty work truck would do well with a name like “Dependable Dan.”
Are Trucks Worth Buying?
If you’re looking for better fuel economy, however, a truck may not be your best bet. While there are fuel-efficient trucks out there, they do often require more gas for less distance.